I received an order to perform a BPO (appraisal) for a property from a Donna Teti with NREIS on 10/11. They agreed to pay me $137.74 within two months from completion. They acknowledged receiving the report and stated I would be paid within two months from 11/2.
I emailed Donna on 1/11 and she passed me off to a "Dan Dissen". Today he called me to say they are closing shop and implied they aren't paying anyone for anything.
What is most concerning is that after I looked up reviews on the company it appears they haven't paid anyone for a long, long time and continue to engage unsuspecting victims like myself knowing full well that no one will be paid. Their website is still operational and I believe they operate under the name of "Secured Lending Services" as well. It looks like a real sham all the way around.
I have all of this documented in email except for the phone call from Dan Dissen. He wouldn't email me for anything presumably because the don't want a written record stating they won't pay.